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Old 07-24-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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Propane line routing

Is it just me or is this a realy potentially dangerous way to run these lines? If the 1/2" pipe were a foot shorter the lines would not have to be looped forward between the axel and frame.What were they thinking?
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
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Are you asking about the line that is coming off the male run on the tee? If so I do not see any issue with this line. You do not want a short run; as this could stress the joint at the tee. Sometimes a little flex is better than no flex at all due to vibration of the trailer as it is traveling.


You also need wrench clearance for assembly and holding the tee in place as you tighten the joint.
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Is it just me or is this a realy potentially dangerous way to run these lines? If the 1/2" pipe were a foot shorter the lines would not have to be looped forward between the axel and frame.What were they thinking?
As an old instrument fitter it could certainly done in a neater fashion but I believe it is reasonably safe.
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The angle on the pic doesnt show it like it really is. In reality, the 1/2" pipe,the T ,and all the lines are directly between the top of the U bolts and the frame,limiting axel travel at that wheel to about 2".A broken spring would crush all the lines between the frame and spring. Oh well,I guess it just is what it is.
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The angle on the pic doesnt show it like it really is. In reality, the 1/2" pipe,the T ,and all the lines are directly between the top of the U bolts and the frame,limiting axel travel at that wheel to about 2".A broken spring would crush all the lines between the frame and spring. Oh well,I guess it just is what it is.
You would think that the 1/2" pipe would have been set on inner side of the frame away from the top of the springs. What would happen if a tire ripped apart?
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